St. Louis captain Ryan O'Reilly spoke about striker Ivan Barbashev.
– He has a very good potential. He is a very good and smart player. He works hard on the ice, including when playing in the minority.
He has a very high hockey IQ and an incredible amount of potential. You see how every year he makes more and more steps forward. And he has everything to become a great player, – said O'Reilly.
The Russian striker last season played 38 matches in the NHL regular season, in which he scored 5 goals and made 7 assists.